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WEEK OF JAN. 31-FEB 6, 2012...

THIS WEEK'S HEADLINES:
FRIDAY AT FIVE THIS WEEK
BARTENDING CLASS NEXT TUESDAY

SPRING DANCE SET FOR MARCH 31
FROSTBITE CRUISE TO BE FIRST OF SEASON
LAST CHANCE FOR ROSTER PICTURES
A STUNNING VIDEO LINK RE THE COSTA CONCORDIA
 
IN OTHER NEWS:  
COOKBOOK COMMITTEE CALLS FOR YOUR RECIPES
TIE ONE ON AND BOAT SHOW BUS EVENTS A SUCCESS
PHOTO CONTEST CONTINUES!
AND NEWS ABOUT OLYMPIA FOOLISHNESS!
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This Week We're Open: Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Meetings This Week: Fri: Friday @ 5
Other Events: Mon 2/6 CR Pwr Squadron
Bartending: Thu. Marr & Knowles; Fri. Heather Rettmer; Sat. ?????

OUR 2011-2012 JIB SHEET SPONSORS:
Please thank them for supporting the Club!
Automobiles: Wilson Motors  Boat Yards: Seaview North Boatyard The Landings @ Colony Wharf  Boat Sales & Charters: Bellingham Yacht Sales & Charters,  NW Explorations,  San Juan Sailing & Yachting Canvas & Upholstery: Squalicum Marine    Electronics: San Juan Electronics    Electrical Repairs & Supplies, Furnaces:  Rasmussen Marine Electric  Engine Repairs & Repowering: Tri County Diesel Marine  Hardware: Hardware Sales, Inc.   Lettering: Special-T Striping & Sign Marine Services : Top to Bottom Inc. Marine Service Marine Supplies: LFS Inc. Outboards, Stern Drives, Boats & Repairs: West Coast Marine Services Realtors: Gary Baker,  Dawn Durand,   Phil Dyer,  Chuck McCord   Surveyors: Matthew Harris,  Mike McGlenn

FRIDAY AT FIVE THIS WEEK

This Friday, 2/3, Come on down to your Club for a great Friday at Five!  Don't forget to bring appetizers if you can!


BARTENDING CLASS NEXT TUESDAY 2/7... 

A BYC Bartender License Class will be held Tuesday, February 7th at 6 pm in the BYC Lounge.

We still have openings for anyone who may be interested in signing up to attend to get --- or renew --- a license to serve in our BYC lounge. 

For those who have already signed up to attend the bartenders license class on February 7th, 2012; thank you very much, but anyone else who is interested can call Trudy Kelsoe (360-738-3095, or 360-961-8955, or by e-mail mahalocat@gmail.com) for information or to put their name on the list . 

The cost is $40 per person, cash or check.  [The check must be made out to Vickie Webb who is the instructor.]
 
Please: We need you volunteers, and you'll have fun and cameraderie when yolu help the Club in this way! Mark your calendar for Tuesday, February 7th at 6pm.


"TIE ONE ON" AND BOAT SHOW BUS WERE HITS LAST WEEK!

Over 45 Members attended the "Tie One On" Knot Tying and Wine Tasting Event on Friday, January 27th.  Members brought delicious appetizers to accompany the wine tasting.  Many thanks to Penny and Tom Dalgleish for planning such a fun and educational event for the BYC, and thanks to Samson Rope for supplying the dock lines for prizes.  There were seven winners that took home booty for tying the knots correctly and matching the correct wines in the blind wine tasting.  

On Saturday the 28th, the BYC-ers on the Boat Show Bus also had a great excursion to the two Seattle Show venues.  [If you've never done this, add it to your "To Do" listfor next year: It's such a great way to avoid driving, the parking hassle, and exhaustion, while you yhave a great time with your BYC Buddies!]  Vice Commodore Jody Erickson led it this year, as she's done for all the recent trips.  Thanks, Jody.
 

FROSTBITE CRUISE TO BE FIRST OF SEASON

The First Cruise of the season, but this year we are staying closer to home...

Over the Holidays, John Gargett and I waxed fondly and philosophically about the beauty and wonder of Our Own Inati Bay.  So we decided to welcome ALL to join us in an Inaugural winter cruise over President’s Day Weekend!  

Activity plans are still in the development phase, but since there is no requirement to submit a float plan and reservation list 30 days in advance, we can fill in the  blanks more and more at each of the two Friday@Five's leading up to the actual departure. 

In general terms, we envision leaving BYC sometime on Saturday 2/18 (unless its really nice on Friday) and returning on Sunday 2/19 (unless its really nice and we stay until Monday 2/20 if we have the day off work).  Any way, pencil it in on your calendar and shoot me an email or tell me at the club if you can confirm. 

Of course, we can work out some sort of ‘ride share’ for those without boats who want to enjoy Inati Bay in the winter!  --- Neil Bennett neilrbennett@live.com


SAVE THE DATE NOW FOR THE DANCE (WE GOT IT WRONG LAST WEEK!)

Save the Date for the Second Annual Spring Fever Dinner Dance on March 31st, 2012.  (We will be sending all BYC Members a formal invitation around March 1st.) 

You'll enjoy entertainment, cocktails, dinner and dancing held here at our Bellingham Yacht Club lounges and in the beautiful Windows On The Bay dining room.

Watch for the invitation and sign up early, for last year we sold out in 10 days!  See you there.


YOUR PICTURES ARE NEEDED

We need pictures of our BYC Members (with their partners) and their boats for the 2012 edition of the Club's Roster and Yearbook.  To see what they should look like, look in your present Roster at the end of the "BYC Members" section. We will run one photo per membership and one boat if we can…

Of course, if you were in last year's Roster/Yearbook, we already have your photo(s) on file and will reuse it.

Only digital images will be accepted, and they will be cropped as necessary to eliminate extraneous background by the editor; you need not worry about this! Color images are preferred. All submissions are subject to editing and/or inclusion at the full discretion of the editors.

Send your photos to Joe Coons at joejudyc@comcast.net. Photos must be received by TODAY, January 31 for inclusion.


THIS LINK WILL ENLIGHTEN AND TERRIFY YOU!

With commentary by another Captain, this link sent to us by Member Quinn Selsor will clearly answer any doubts in your mind about the Costa Concordia cruise ship tragedy in Italy last week.   It shows the actual plot from navigation gear of the doomed vessel's course, and the commentary by all-oceans Captain John Konrad will clearly, logically and without rancor describe and analze each of the ship captain's efforts and decisions.  It's a must watch...and if you've ever been at a boat's helm, you can learn from it!

http://gcaptain.com/gcaptains-john-konrad-narrates-the-final-maneuvers-of-the-costa-concordia-video/?37941
 

COOKBOOK PROJECT OFF TO GREAT  START...

The Cookbook Project group members came up with many great ideas at the kickoff meeting, so we're repeating this story one more time:

We have begun the process of recipe collection from BYC members and we'd love to have your participation! A recipe contribution form will be available at the lounge for all you chefs of the club to submit recipes. Anyone wishing to fill out the recipe form electronically can do so by downloading or clicking on the fillable form here.
 
It is our fervent hope that there will be at least one recipe from every member. Questions about the cookbook can be directed to any of the project group members who are Angie Santosuoso, Bob Kehoe, Mary Baker, John & Teresa Van Haalen, Cheryl Myers and me.  --- Alex Marr


THIS WEEK’S PHOTO QUIZ

Congratulations to Jonathan Knowles who correctly identified Flaam, Norway. The picture was taken from the Flaamsbana -- the Flaam Railway. Learn more about this wonderful journey here: http://www.flaamsbana.no/eng/Index.html.

This week's picture depicts a tranquil spot in a bustling city. Your only hint is that Steve Ross did not take the picture. If you know where it is, send your answer to steve.ross@wwu.edu.
 

A REALLY IMPORTANT GOVERNMENT ACTION ITEM: 

One of our knowledgable Members says "I suspect this apparent raid on boating funds for a Jeff Morris' earmark project is still alive. Communicate your thoughts to your legislators please, asap! Hotline: 1-800-562-6000. As usual, David has great comments at this link!"

From RBAW:
All boaters will be interested in reviewing an alert from the Recreational Boat Owners Association of Washington (RBAW) regarding a proposal by Rep. Jeff Morris of Anacortes. He proposes taking money from the fund created with Marine fuel taxes to give it to Skagit Valley College for a Marine study program. Read about it here register your comments: http://www.rbaw.org/LegislativeIssues/2012/ActionAlert_HB%202444_SB%206264.pdf.


Remember to submit your articles to  Jibsheet@byc.org  Deadline is each Monday noon.

Fair Winds and Following Seas from your JibSheet editors: Joe Coons & Jim Langei. 

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